Conference Programme

Programme 2017-10-16T16:35:17+00:00

Our extensive programme makes use of all three of Watershed’s cinemas as well as the Bristol Energy Hub.

Sessions from Cinemas 1+3 will also be streamed to the Smart City Marketplace and central networking area.

Please note that there will be no printed programme on the day.
We urge you to download the Venturefest app and join in the conversation.

Time Session
08:30 – 09:30 Arrivals, registration, refreshments and networking, Smart City Marketplace
09:30 – 09:40 Introduction and scene setting
Sandra Baer, Chief Marketing Officer, CIVIQ Smartscapes
09:40 – 09:45 Welcome to Venturefest Bristol and Bath 2017
Will Robertson, Partner, Osborne Clarke
09:45 – 10:00 Challenges, collaborations & cities
Kevin Baughan, Deputy CEO, Innovate UK
10:00 – 10:10 The region’s role in Smart Cities
Tim Bowles, West of England Mayor, West of England Combined Authority
10:10 – 10:30 Panel discussion and Q+A
10:30 – 10:40 Transition
10:40 – 11:30 Cybersecurity in an IoT age
Lisa Forte, Cyber Protection Officer, South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit
Charlie Wedin, Partner, Osborne Clarke
Tim Moran, Founder and CEO, LuJam Security
Simon Minton, Tech & Cyber security entrepreneur (Moderator)
11:30 – 12:00 Refreshments, Smart City Marketplace
12:00 – 12:50 Delivering an intelligent infrastructure system in the South West
Lila Tachtsi, Director of Transport and Asset Management, Atkins
Phil Bates, Architect, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Corporation
Dejan Bojic, Director, Smart Cities, NEC Europe
Simon Minton, Tech & Cyber security entrepreneur (Moderator)
12:50 – 13:50 Lunch, Smart City Marketplace
13:50 – 14:40 The role of data in shaping mobility solutions
Melinda Matyas, MaasLab modeller, MaasLab, UCL
Irene McAleese, Co-Founder, See.Sense
Harvey Beilinsohn, Head of Smart Cities, Red Ninja
John McNicol, Venturer & Flourish, CEO Nova Modus (Moderator)
14:40 – 15:10 Refreshments, Smart City Marketplace
15:10 – 16:00 Delivering Mobility as a Service for Bristol and the South West
Giles Bailey, CEO and Director of International Affairs, TravelSpirit Foundation
David Stewart, CEO, Esoterix
Stephan Anescot, UK Expansion Lead, MaaS Global
John McNicol, Venturer & Flourish, CEO Nova Modus (Moderator)
16:00 – 16:15 Transition
16:15 What’s next for the South West Smart City Community?
Matthew Cross, Head of Inward Investment, Invest Bristol and Bath
Simon Minton, Tech & Cyber security entrepreneur
Natasha McKenzie, Founder and Director, Estrella Green
John McNicol, Venturer & Flourish, CEO Nova Modus
Rachel Coldicutt, CEO, Doteveryone
Sandra Baer, Chief Marketing Officer, CIVIQ Smartscapes (Moderator)
17:00 Event close
17:15 Networking drinks at Bordeaux Quay. Kindly supported by KPMG.
Time Session
10:40 – 11:30 What are investors looking for?
(See Workshops for full details)
12:00 – 12:50 Silicon Gorge (Session 1)
Invitation only
12:50 – 13:50 Lunch, Smart City Marketplace
13:50 – 14:40 Silicon Gorge (Session 2)
Invitation only
14:40 – 15:10 Refreshments, Smart City Marketplace
15:10 – 16:00 Innovate2Succeed
(See Workshops for full details)
Time Session
08:30 – 09:30 Arrivals, registration, refreshments, networking, Smart City Marketplace
09:30 – 10:30 (Streamed presentations from Cinema 1)
10:30 – 10:40 Transition
10:40 – 11:30 New forms of work and entrepreneurship
Kate Glazebrook, CEO & Co-Founder, Applied
Chris Sanderson, Co-Founder, Limber
Dr Zara Nanu, CEO, Gapsquare
Natasha McKenzie, Founder & Director, Estrella Green (Moderator)
11:30 – 12:00 Refreshments, Smart City Marketplace
12:00 – 12:50 Creating a smart South West region
Richard Marsh, Programme Director – Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, Bristol City Council
Barney Smith, CEO, Bristol Is Open
Sarah Hollingworth, Architect / Designer, Architecture 00
Natasha McKenzie, Founder & Director, Estrella Green (Moderator)
12:50 – 13:50 Lunch, Smart City Marketplace
13:50 – 14:40 CivTech for smart citizens
Rebecca Rumbul, Head of Research, MySociety
Barbara Mills, Challenge Sponsor Manager, Scottish Government
Wietse Van Ransbeeck, Co-Founder and CEO, CitizenLab
Nick Davies, Founder, Neighbourly
Rachel Coldicutt, CEO, Doteveryone (Moderator)
14:40 – 15:10 Refreshments, Smart City Marketplace
15:10 – 16:00 GovTech for smart governments
Max Chambers, Director of Insight, Public
Dominic Campbell
, Director, FutureGov
Priya Prakash, Designer-Founder, Design For Social Change (D4SC)
Rachel Coldicutt, CEO, Doteveryone (Moderator)
16:00 – 16:15 Transition
16:15 (Streamed presentations from Cinema 1)
17:00 Event close
17:00 Networking Drinks at Bordeaux Quay. Kindly supported by KPMG.
Time Workshop
10:40 – 11:30 Data changes everything
(See Workshops for full details)
12:00 – 12:50 Startup growth and the power of the cloud
(See Workshops for full details)
13:50 – 14:40 Communities, Networks and Platforms – The OuiShare Experience
(See Workshops for full details)
15:10 – 16:00 Using civic crowdfunding to shape your city
(See Workshops for full details)

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